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. the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, has tonight's most critical job, reminding voters why they liked her husband enough to put him in the white house, and to make the case for giving him another four years. joining us now in our coverage all of this week, anderson cooper, high above the floor. >> our new poll shows why that case is more urgent than ever for the democrat. new numbers on mitt romney's convention bounds. john, what are the numbers? >> anderson, as the democrats open their convention tonight, let's look at that very question. we know governor romney got a one-point bounce out of his convention, not so great, about half what the president got four years ago. not a big bounce. where does that leave us? the democrats' opening night two months from a critical election day. doesn't get any closer than that. 48-48. >> the convention will pay tribute to a champion of health care reform, the late senator edward kennedy, and the woman who stood by his side, vicki kennedy. >> meanwhile, the floor plan is completely different from the republican convention in tampa. sinc
-election, with their convention set to be gaveled to order in just one hour. first lady michele obama caps the opening night with a speech that will talk about the president's connection with and support for the middle class. a theme that the president himself anticipated earlier today at a rally in norfolk, virginia, where he drew a sharp contrast with his republican rival, mitt romney. >> i mean, think about it. a plan that says we're going to make middle-class families pay for another budget-busting, $250,000 tax cut, for people making $3 million a year or more, that's not really persuasive to most people. >> while the president was delivering that line, mitt romney's been up in vermont this afternoon, working on his powers of persuasion, fine tuning his debate preparations and leaving hatchet man paul ryan to do the dirty work on the campaign trail as today in battleground ohio. >> the biggest threat to medicare is obama care and one of the biggest threats to job creation is obama care. so for the sake of medicare, and for the sake of jobs, we are going to repeal and replace obama care. >> what a line.
in with michele obama, a portion of michele obama's speech, what did you think of it? >> it was a great speech, it really was. so many personal anecdotes you could visualize. we were talking last week about how ann romney said a lot of great things about mitt romney but never gave you the visuals. john said it best. who in america are in that convention hall -- or in that convention hall watching the speech didn't get the image of a loving father struck with ms, seeing his two children sat the top of the stairs and fighting and struggling to get up those stairs to hug his children at the end of the day or fighting and struggling to get out of bad to go to work to give them a slice of the american dream. it was an absolutely fantastic speech. and the great line, absolutely loved the line, that being president doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are. >> very personal, very revealing but it also might have accomplished something in terms of touching on some key areas that might have needed some work, not that the president, you would think, had a problem with the women's vote. >> right
, michelle obama scheduled to take the stage to talk up her husband. but there is one thing you should absolutely not expect to hear her say. and how her speech could compare with that of ann romney at the rnc. but first from fox's tuesday night live from charlotte, the democratic national convention is now officially underway. and how is this for timing? today the national debt clock topped $16 trillion for the first time in u.s. history. we'll have more on that a little later with gather are you willis. we'll three hours away from the headliners, including the first lady, michelle obama. she checked out the stage yesterday. president obama says he can not compete with the first lady, calling her the star of the obama family. >> i'm going to be at home and i'm going to be watching her with our girls and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking i start getting all misty. >> shep: tonight's other big speech, the keynote address from none other than julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, texas. he is but 37 years old and the first lati
callum. good morning to you. good morning everybody at home. first lady michelle obama headlines the democratic national convention last night. it was a big night for her. she stood in front of a crowd of faithfuls and basically said that the president needs another four years to finish the job. >> i see the concern in his eyes and i hear the determination in his voice as he tells me, you won't believe what these folks are going through, michelle. it's not right. we've got to keep working to fix this. we have so much more to do. [cheers and applause] [shouting]. bill: so already now we have reaction from the romney team saying in part, quote on the first night of president obama's convention not a single speaker uttered the words americans are better off now than they were four years ago. our country deserves real solutions an a plan to turn our economy around, end quote. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." let's get to romney's comment first. the speech last night, how did it play? >> bill i was in the arena. it played very well. brought down the house t was genuine. at the same time ve
michelle obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> one by one, he dissected the romney campaign's major arguments against president obama, including attacks about health care reform and medicare made by vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. [ applause ] >> it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> reporter: he went on, addressing welfare reform and the economy. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president re-election was actually pretty simple. pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: he acknowledged the economy is still in recovery. but he asks -- >> are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: president clinton did work in a plug or two for his own economic performance in the '90s. >> people ask me all the time how we got our budgets passed. what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always bring a one-word answer. ar
at the speeches this week, let's remember bill clinton had to follow michelle obama, which was a phenomenal speech, martin. that was as great a speech experience as you could ask for in a convention hall, and people are wondering, how can he follow that? he didn't attempt to top it. he did something different. he did a completely different thing as he so obviously would. so what i think happened was we saw michelle obama hit a home run, and then we saw bill clinton hit a home run, and nobody cares whether this home run went over the centerfield wall or the left field wall or right field. these are home runs, martin. these are just incredible performances, and i think barack obama's going to come in here tonight, and he's going to own this night. he's going to own this convention, own this group. and i really think he is now in control of the campaign the rest of the way when he leaves shar the lo. >> lawrence, the final question to you. how does the quality of speeches at this convention compare with last week in tampa. please stop yourself from laughing, lawrence. >> i actually think for the case
but first, tonight, headlines the first lady michelle obama. >> well, today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moms that have tested my husband in ways i never could have imagined, i have seen firsthand, that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. you see, i have gotten to see up close and personal what being president really looks like. i've seen how issue that's come across the president's desk are always hard ones. you know problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer. judgment call stakes are high and there is no margin for error. you're going to get all kinds of advise from all kinds of people but at the end of the day when it comes time to make that decision aas president all have you to guide you are your values and your vision and the life exkbreerns that's make you who you are. barack knows american dream because he has lived it. and he wants everyone in this country everyone, to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from, what we look like, or who we love. and... he believes that
michelle obama, first lady, very different take. let's watch. >> barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity no matter what we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. and he believes that when you worked hard and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. month, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> the role of government plays in providing opportunity. let's watch him. >> the american dream is not a sprint. or even a marathon. it is a relay. our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. but each generation passes on to the next, fruits of their labor. my grandmother never owned a house. she cleaned other people's houses so she could afford to rent her own. but she saw her daughter become the first in her family to graduate from college. and my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, i could hold this mick phone. >> congresswoman,
obama >> first lady michelle obama is also working to motivate the base, speaking with key groups including the african-american and hispanic caucuses. in his comments, president bill clinton will be saying that president obama inherited a deeply damage the economy, that he began the road to recovery and that he deserves another four years to continue the work he is doing. >> >> tonight on consumer watch, the big squeeze coming to one airline. >> the bay bridge construction trailer, less,, >> family members gathered outside the vallejo police department demanding answers in a deadly officer involved shooting. police say they shot and killed 20 year-old mario romero after he reached for what they thought was a gun. investigators later found it was a replica firearms. >> a candlelight vigil will be held in morgan hill for an missing teenager. congresswoman zoe lofgren visited the search center. even though her body has never been found antolin garcia- torres has been arrested for her murder. police say they found dna in his car. ken bastida is live in mobile 5 where the countdown is
>> president obama except his party's nomination in charlotte on thursday. first lady michelle obama is already here. she took a tour of the stage where she will give a speech on the first day of the convention >> be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the democratic national convention. we will have live reports to route the week. you can also go to cbssf.com for the latest and go to 106.9 fm. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney is already preparing for next month's debate. he is taking a few days off the campaign trail. his running mate paul ryan is not letting that stopped his momentum. he spent labor day rally in supporters at east carolina university >> after four years of getting the runaround is time for an american turnaround and the man for that job is mitt romney >> he also promised the crowd a simpler tax code that would help small businesses keep more of their money. >> a small group of protesters in san jose spent labor day the milk away millions of and other americans did, they barbequed. the difference is where and why they did it >> it was an unusual prote
tonight and first lady michelle obama will introduce the president. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >> we will have continuing coverage of the democratic national convention on line at cbssf.com including live streaming video plus twitter and photographs from reporters in charlotte, right on cbssf.com. >> today's jefferson award winner help students make their college streams come true. >> potential campaign plans for gavin newsom? next, the one racy is not talking about. >> and already a live look at the festivities, still to come, the annual bell ringing contest making some noise in san fransisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> lt. gov. gavin newsom is saying for the first time that he will run for governor in 2014 if jerry brown does not seek reelection. he told the los angeles times that of jerry brown declines " i had every intention of running ". otherwise he will support jerry brown, he will not talk about a u.s. senate run saying that his background is better suited to the governor's office. >> it is been a good day for stocks on wall street in a big way, let's take a look at the big
. not going to have empty chair. >> nown a rare interview obama's sister, maya and michelle's brother breaking news. omorrow's outdoor acceptance peech moving indoors because of a thunderstorm threat. >> i understand the president will do a conference call with all of the folks that can't be here. >> for the first time clearing pup an obama mystery. >> for the first time clearing up an obama mystery. >>e grew up in hawaii but he doesn't surf. >> the best surfers are low to the ground. there are a lot of people that were really impressed with ow he caught that wave. you have to give him props for that. >> the president reaeally hoping for props for his speech tomorrow night. >> and coming up, , michelle obama's fashion statement. we have the woman who designed er dress right here in new york. let's talk some rumors starting with jessica simpson. >> she is very open and honest about her struggles to lose the baby weight. > my body is not bouncing back like a super model. he first look at jessica stepping out in l.a. and the ifirst ords about her body to get her ody back. he reportedly g
warren. >>> first lady michelle obama moved an incredible moving speech which combined her love for her country and her love for her husband an her kids. she talked about working hard, doing what you're supposed to do with honesty and inted gri and she did it with tears in here ey eyes. these are the kinds of things they're trying to pass on to their children. this is what most stood out to me. >> at the end of the day my most important title is still mom in chief. my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. >> joining me now is kristin rowe-finkbeiner. you were down in charlotte. you spoke at a meeting of the women's caucus, i think the same morning that michelle obama was speaking. what's your reaction to that line? what does that line mean to you? >> i love that line. that line was like a modern feminist statement. one of the reasons for that is that 80% of women do have children by the time we're 44 years old, but too often women have to hide the fact that we have children, we hide the pictures in our offices, we don't talk about our children in the prof
with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's right. this conve
, michelle obama and others set the stage. tonight president obama prepares to make his case for reelection. >>> exactly two months ago 'til election day and the stakes could not be higher. the economy, immigration, health care and war. with most polls suggesting this race is a dead heat, the president just hours away from making his pitch to all of us. plus democratic damage control? >> it was not intentional. absolutely not. sometimes there are technical corrections. >> shep: party leaders say putting god and jerusalem in their platform is in the past. >> all those delegates in favor eye aye. >> aye. >> all those opposed say no. >> no. >> shep: nobody will say who took it out in the first place. now republicans are weighing in. >> if you've ever seen a demonstration of an obama-led incompetency, it was on that floor yesterday. >> shep: tonight political distractions on the president's big night. but first now, three hours away from president obama's acceptance speech. four years ago, he became the first democrat to win north carolina in more than 30 years. tonight he'll be on the road to
400 sleep number stores. >>> first lady michelle obama wants you to stay fit and she's found wayes it keep herself in shape. she took questions from our reporters about her lets move initiative. >> hi, i'm first lady michelle obama and i'm here to answer your ireporter questions. >> hi mrs. obama. we are out for our evening walk. >> we were wondering, what's your favorite way of staying fit and ahealthy. >> i try it find things that i enjoy doing. i recommend that to everyone. find what is fun for you. for me, i work out everyday at the gym. but i try to get some cardio in. i try do weight, plyometrics but not everybody enjoys the gym. not everybody enjoys being on the treadmill. people don't have to make it complicated. turning on the radio and dancing is also fun. that's something i do with my girls. we dance around a lot. >> hi mrs. obama. my favorite healthy snack is gold fish. what is the president obama's favorite snack? >> the president, oh, one of his favorite snacks is quacamole and nacho chips. he has a -- he is has a weakness for those. if he is watching a game, he can e
but better than michelle obama's speech? >> i didn't hear michelle obama's speech. but i heard ann's. >> you didn't watch? >> no. >> reason you curious about the opposition -- aren't you curious about the opposition or the opposition's spouse? >> i'm focused to take my message to the american people. the words from the obama came pain might be delightful, delicious and diversionnary but they cannot paper over the record of the last four years. american people know things are tougher for them. >> regarding the dnc late decision to reverse itself and include language about jerusalem as israel's capital in the platform, the romney campaign is continuing to put pressure on the president himself. saying now is the time for president obama to state unequivocal terms whether or not he believes jerusalem is israel's capital. mitt romney still suggesting that mr. romney is not committed as his party is tonight. bret? >> bret: carl cameron live in vermont. thank you. president clinton is the big speaker tonight. brings to us the text to vote question. how will bill clinton affect the obama campaign? t
. there is a quotation where he talks about michele obama doesn't like hillary clinton and referred tow her as a snake in the past. just remember they don't like each other. >> gretchen: we are hours away from the dnc. and there is a look at who will be center stage to make the case for the president. >> for a lot of people first lady michele obama will be the highlighted speaker but the mayor of san antonio will deliver the key note tonight. mrs. -- the first lady toured the stage and getting familiar with the hall. the audience mostly workers and many of whom are still arriving and many were delayed by the thunderstorms. president obama toured some of the damage boy louisiana. consoling the victims and thanking the first responders. he celebrated labor day and aiming to block mitt romney's road to the white house. >> it is working people like you who have to lay the cornerstones. things that people take for granted and were not always there. 40 hour workweek. weekends, paid leave, pensions, the minimum wage, health care, social security, and medicare. >> here in north carolina paul ryan is aiming to
michelle obama and distinguished speakers cor cory booker, jimmy carter, charlie crist and white house chief of staff rahm emanuel and kathleen seb bell why yous sebe the queen city in the spotlight. they say as much as $200 million will be pumped into the economy here at a time when you need it. 7 weeks worth of work putting in high-tech screens so the convention bb streamed live over the internet. it will be translated into spanish. all those who have an interest in what the democrats have to say here in charlotte will be able to follow it live almost anyway they want. >> world will be able to see one of the great gems of the city. i know it is gearing up in another way, security. >> that is absolutely correct. we have seen tightening up of security. we have seen police on the beat barricades going up and no parking signs as well. people have been asked to be patient recognizing that with such a high profile vip event coming into the city it will take a little longer to get around. we are guaranteed there are unseen security measures as well. we are told federal state and local law e
with michele obama and wednesday with bill clinton. not nearly the same level of security that we are going to see thursday on the football stadium. >> will mitt romney be the bump in the polls and will it be a 6-8 point bump? >> there is one tracking poll out today and inicates a 5 point bump. he went in the convention two points behind obama . how's about three points ahead. that is only one tracking poll. i don't think anybody will get the bounce they used to. back starting in recently as 2004, you would have an outparty and the party that didn't have the incumbent president in july and it was a full month until the incumbent party held theirs and it was time for people to listen to thes and momentum to build up. with the republicans they held it and ended it thursday night and they are already here in charlotte already and it starts tuesday night . bounces don't matter. what is going to matter is where the race is 5-sevendays after the democratic convention and voters sifted what said in tampa and then in charlotte and we'll see where it goes. >> i will not see you in charlotte. i don't
surprises here as well. >> some of the highlights, michelle obama is going to be speaking and jimmy carter and bill clinton will be speaking wednesday and that is always good? >> absolutely. what is interesting is that a lot of people say, boy, you don't want to share a stage with bill clinton and in fact, bill clinton is going to nominate president obama. he is the nomination speaker, and so, but he brings so much to the plate. number oner he is the most popular living ex-president right now and what does that include? swing voters and moderates and all of people upon whom the election may ride, and he is also extremely popular with the democratic base. clinton is kind of the good old days and that kind of remainind of him saying remember when i was president and things are great? well, that is the path that the president is on, and that is sort of the, he provides this backup for president obama as he nominates him. and it is clearly an emotional highlight for democrats who have always thought that president clinton was great. so he feels so many roles here reaching out to both the base
, michelle obama. >> shannon, that's so fascinating about politics. four years ago bill clinton was saying nasty things about barack obama when his wife was running for president. now he's a valued asset for the obama campaign. shannon travis, thank you. we look forward to hearing from you during the democratic national convention. >>> protesters are already in charlotte getting a jump on this week's convention. the protest was called march on wall street south. cnn's joe john spent some time talking to demonstrators today in charlotte about their motives and plans. >> reporter: here in charlotte, and the run up to the democratic national convention, the march on wall street south, has been subject to a lot of hype but came off without a hitch with only two arrests and no reported violence. >> hey, hey, ho, ho, wall street south has got to go. >> reporter: between two and 10,000 people were predicted for this march. only a few hundred showed up, but they were loud. >> our children get sicker. your pockets get bigger. >> reporter: about what you would expect for a march against one of the l
, you're going to hear from first lady michelle obama on tuesday night, as is the mayor of san antonio, julian castro. he gives the keynote address. you'll learn a lot more about him between now and then. on wednesday of course, former president bill clinton in an awaited speech, and then on thursday we move to the football stadium a few blocks away where vice president biden and the president himself will be giving their renomination addresses. randi? >> paul steinhauser, thank you very much. and remember, mitt romney is scheduled to speak at a campaign rally in cincinnati, as we told you, later this hour. we will bring it to you live when it happens, dip in for a bit and let you listen in. >>> three soldiers are accused of plotting to kill president obama. [ bleep ] >> we'll tell you why chaos erupted in the courtroom in the middle of their trial. >>> then, we take you to ohio. it could be the most important battleground state of the election, and we're talking to the former governor, who is now campaigning for obama. >> are you fired up? >>> welcome back. mitt romney is there today,
, news, with michelle obama, wednesday, as we mentioned with bill clinton, not nearly the same level of security as we're going to see on thursday at the football stadium. >> mike: will mitt romney get a bump in the polls and if so, the traditional 6, 8, 10 point bump? >> well, there's one tracking poll out today and an indicates about a 5 point bump that he went into the convention about 2 points behind obama, and he's now about 3 points ahead. but that's only one tracking poll. you know, i don't think anybody's going to get the bounce that they used to get. remember, it's back starting in-- as recently as 2004, you'd have the out party, the party that didn't have the incumbent president would hold the convenes in july and a whole month until the incumbent party held their convention, there was time for people to listen to the arguments that one party made and for the momentum to build up. you know, with the the republicans they held that convenes ended thursday night and they're already, we're in charlotte already to start tuesday night. and bumps don't matter. where the raise is f
of barack obama's first-term record, and they are deploying him now in swing states, even more than michelle obama, he's probably the biggest asset they have. but life is long. you never know when you're going to end up, that these two men are now embracing to this extent. >> life is really long. >> you know, the president got a bounce at the convention, and it's arguable that clinton played a big part in that. we have this new pew research center poll that i found real estate interesting. it showed, when they were asking, what was the highlight of the democratic convention, 29% bill clinton's speech, 16% said the president's speech, and michelle obama's speech was at 15%. so does that also mean that there is a downside to having president clinton -- >> oh, you mean overshadowing -- you know, he -- everybody knows hays not the candidate. i think he's a great character witness for the candidate. i think there was a dangerous dangeat the convention of that kind of a result, because you want your candidate to shine, not the person who is testifying on your behalf to shine. but i think right now
whether that combined with michelle obama and president obama's speech is going to produce a bump. it's a polarized electorate. bumps aren't easy. democrats are happy with last night. >> john, very early on in clinton's speech he really tried to own the obama line about you didn't build it. i thought that was actually somewhat surprising really trying to suggest that actually maybe that line he actually meant the first time around. >> well, democrats do mean it in the sense that not in the way in which republicans have been using it against the president, but they do believe -- i mean, it's the whole theory behind hillary clinton's book "it takes the village." we all remember that. it's the idea that collective action is a big part of our individual success, which is something that when we look at, say, a country like iraq where we've been at war, the emphasis on the rebuilding process is on creating institutions and civil society and rule of law and all the things that allow individual enterprise to prosper. that's the point the democrats were making and they're trying to drive that
of fell flat on the heels of michelle obama's speech but, of course, david axelrod and campaign aides have done the same thing saying they didn't think they were going to get much of a bounce out of the convention anyway. on the heels of these two conventions, we are nowhere different than where we were before the convention, very even going into the debates. we'll have a very level playing field on october 3rd. >> heather: president obama was given a heads-up as to what this jobs report would be prior to his speech which is normal. he knew it was coming. he is campaigning today in florida, a state with the highest elderly population and unemployment rate of 8.8%. there is four key battleground states where the unemployment elevated above the national average. we mentioned florida, in nevada, 12%, north carolina, where they had the dnc. 9.9%. michigan, 9%. 735 delegates up for grabs among those states. how does the obama campaign win them over with job reports like friday's? >> what they are doing is running a very specific state by state campaign. so when you talk about michigan, presiden
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